As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Roma chief Pinto welcomes new signing Svilar

Roma chief Tiago Pinto has welcomed new signing Mile Svilar.

The former Benfica goalkeeper was presented to the local media yesterday.

Pinto said, “As always, I will speak after the market. On Mile I wanted to say that I am very happy to bring him to Rome. He is a player who symbolises what we want to do in this project. He's a player who has a different path than the others. On Benfica we all agree that they're a great club.

“He is a goalkeeper where everyone recognises his qualities such as speed and technique. We spent a lifetime together because his first season at Benfica was also mine. Good luck to Mile."

The 22-year-old Svilar said: “The reason I chose Rome is because they're a great club and I liked the project straight away. I'll work hard day after day, I'm here to improve and only the future will tell us what will become of me."

On playing for Jose Mourinho, he added: “He is an incredible coach, one of the best ever. I really appreciated his words, but to be honest I wouldn't have dreamed that I would become one of his players. I am so happy to be at this great club."

Video of the day:

Carlos Volcano
About the author

Carlos Volcano

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free